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AUDITIONS

Auditions for our April/May 2022 musical 

Freaky Friday – the musical

The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films (and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres), features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter” (MTI Website).

ROLES:

THE FAMILY

ELLIE BLAKE – smart, funny, and messy 16 

KATHERINE BLAKE – Ellie’s mother; decisive, lovely, punctual

FLETCHER BLAKE – 10; Ellie’s brother; eccentric and naïve; he is obsessed with his puppets, especially ANGRY BOB, and enraged purple hippo, and CASPIAN, a proper British Starfish

MIKE – Katherine’s fiancée; confident, charming, kind

THE TEENS

GRETCHEN – Ellie’s best friend; intense, emotional, lacks confidence

HANNAH – Ellie’s best friend; hacker-geek, nerd girl

  ADAM – The Listmaster (in charge of the Scavenger Hunt), adorably cool

  SAVANNAH – The villain; brilliant, aggressive, a winner

  PARKER – Ellie’s friend, best friends with Wells

  WELLS – Ellie’s friend; dorky but not meek, best friends with Parker

  LAUREL – Teen, unimpressed

THE ADULTS

TORREY – Katherine’s assistant; high-strung perfectionist

GRANDPA GORDON – Katherine’s father; grumpy, stubborn, old-school

GRANDMA HELENE – Katherine’s mother; fiercely opinionated (because she cares)

DANIELLE – Weddings Magazine journalist; polished, grimly cheerful]

LOUIS - Weddings Magazine photographer; seen it all, loves his job

MR. BLUMEN – school counselor; test-obsessed

  PASTOR BRUNO – cheerful, loves weddings

MRS. LUCKENBILL – English teacher; empathetic

SENOR O’BRIEN – Spanish teacher; pugnacious

MS. MEYERS – Gym teacher; extremely intense

OFFICER SITZ - never received sensitivity training

  OFFICER KOWALSKI –never received sensitivity training

MRS. TIME – Antique shop proprietor; apathetic, doesn’t like teenagers

THE ENSEMBLE

CATERING STAFF (including CATER WAITERS, FISH VENDOR and FLORIST)

STUDENTS

TEACHERS

SAVANNAH’S FOLLOWERS

PARENTS (including ADAM’S MOM, GRETCHEN’S MOM, SAVANNAH’S MOM, PARKER’S DAD, and WELLS’ DAD)

WEDDING GUESTS

WHEN AND WHERE ARE AUDITIONS?

  Auditions: Jan 8 and 9 at Stirling Theatre, Morris Place, Innaloo. Please allow at least an hour for your audition.

Callbacks: Evening Tuesday 11 January – venue TBA

AUDITIONS

Each auditionee will participate in a group session then have an individual vocal audition. You may be asked to read a short monologue – time will be given to prepare.

Scenes will be read at callback auditions. 

Initial  

Audition Requirements: 

1. SOLO SONG:

• Please prepare a contemporary musical theatre song. Please have a backing on your phone or USB. 

2. MONOLOGUE: 

May be supplied on the day. Please let us know if you need additional time to prepare. We can accommodate this if required. 

3. DANCE: 

All people auditioning for Ellie and teens must complete a dance audition.

You will learn a short combination from the show and complete the audition in small groups.

Dress comfortably! 

CALLBACKS

Sides and sheet music for Callbacks will be distributed by email.

 • If you are called back, you will be assigned specific characters for which to prepare. All material will come from the show. 

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

please send email with subject line Freaky Friday Auditions to director Kimberley Shaw  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.